bicycle

[bahy-si-kuhl, -sik-uhl, -sahy-kuhl]
noun
1.
a vehicle with two wheels in tandem, usually propelled by pedals connected to the rear wheel by a chain, and having handlebars for steering and a saddlelike seat.
verb (used without object), bicycled, bicycling.
2.
to ride a bicycle.
verb (used with object), bicycled, bicycling.
3.
to ship or transport directly by bicycle or other means.

Origin:
1865–70; < French; see bi-1, cycle

bicyclist, bicycler, noun
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bicycle (ˈbaɪsɪkəl)
 
n
1.  cycle, Often shortened to: bike a vehicle with a tubular metal frame mounted on two spoked wheels, one behind the other. The rider sits on a saddle, propels the vehicle by means of pedals that drive the rear wheel through a chain, and steers with handlebars on the front wheel
 
vb
2.  (intr) to ride a bicycle; cycle
 
[C19: from bi-1 + Late Latin cyclus, from Greek kuklos wheel]
 
'bicyclist
 
n
 
'bicycler
 
n

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bicycle
1868, coined from bi- "two" + Gk. kyklos "circle, wheel" (see cycle), on the pattern of tricycle; both the word and the vehicle superseding earlier velocipede. Probably not from French, though often said to be. The
assumption apparently is because Pierre Lallement, employee of a French carriage works, improved Macmillan's 1839 pedal velocipede in 1865 and took the invention to America. See also pennyfarthing.
"That ne plus ultra of snobbishness -- bicyclism." [1876]

bicyclist
1869, from bicycle + -ist.
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More probably, the bicyclist wanted to be instrumentally rude.
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